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Opera releases 'State of the Mobile Web Report' for Africa
Opera releases 'State of the Mobile Web Report' for AfricaArticle

Opera has released its State of Mobile Web 2019, giving a detailed insight into the African digital landscape...

11 Jun 2019

Third of South Africans feel mobile browsers are safer than social media apps
Third of South Africans feel mobile browsers are safer than social media appsArticle

Opera's State of the mobile web report Q1 2018 reveals one-third of the surveyed internet users believe a mobile browser offers them more privacy features than a standalone social media app...

12 Apr 2018

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From multiple account support to Stories, Instagram's team has been hard at work over the years. In saying so, there is one big feature they haven't implemented yet - and I'm not talking about the return of a chronological timeline...

Hadlee Simons 23 Jan 2018

Opera injects $100 million in African digital economy
Opera injects $100 million in African digital economyArticle

Mobile browser, Opera, is planning to invest $100 million (R1.3 billion) over the next two years to facilitate the growth of African digital economy...

10 May 2017

#MobileFocus: Mobile ads vulnerable to adblocking
#MobileFocus: Mobile ads vulnerable to adblockingArticle

New adblocking research shows mobile ads are more vulnerable than expected...

Dr Johnny Ryan 24 Jun 2016

Progressive web apps - Why brands might want to get progressive
Progressive web apps - Why brands might want to get progressiveArticle

No, not politically. The progressive we're talking about here might be the game-changer that bridges the divide between mobile web and mobile apps...

Nicole Sobotker, Issued by incuBeta 1 Jun 2016

Jumia.com celebrates Black Friday success
Jumia.com celebrates Black Friday successArticle

Jumia.com, one of Africa's largest online shopping malls, had a successful Black Friday 2015, with an increase in sales of 900% compared to 2014...

2 Dec 2015

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Building an app requires a good development platformArticle

In response to a business pain, you've dreamed up a great new app idea and have embarked on a litany of Google searches that probably involved the words...

Craig Terblanche 25 Nov 2015

Marketers should treat disruption as an opportunity rather than a threat
Marketers should treat disruption as an opportunity rather than a threatArticle

Disruption, more specifically digital disruption is the buzzword on everyone's lips, with new competitors in a range of industries and sectors using technology to challenge long-established business models...

Cindy Diamond 5 Nov 2015

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Free Basics launched by FacebookArticle

More than one billion people that have access to Internet.org's free basic services across Asia, Africa and Latin America will now be able to access more free services through the Internet.org platform, as it went live last week...

28 Sep 2015

Nigerian mobile users not keen on online payment
Nigerian mobile users not keen on online paymentArticle

In a new infographic by Jovago, Nigeria ranks lowest on the list for usage of mobile devices for payments in Africa...

21 Apr 2015

The mobile revolution in Africa
The mobile revolution in AfricaArticle

The influx of mobile phone has enhanced ease of access across the world - no more so than in Africa...

17 Apr 2015

New Opera Mini for AndroidInBrief

14 Apr 2015

Viva e-revolution
Viva e-revolutionArticle

A recent study conducted in South Africa by Ipsos, a global market research company, on behalf of PayPal and FNB, shows a growing interest by South African internet users to shop online...

20 Mar 2015

[eCommerce Africa] Two crucial elements of mobile success
[eCommerce Africa] Two crucial elements of mobile successArticle

If you're looking to make a success of e-commerce in Africa's mobile markets, best you pay attention to ways of raising awareness and conversion, says Paul Casarin of Gumtree...

Leigh Andrews 5 Feb 2015

DigiChat with Andrea: Mobile Advertising & Marketing
DigiChat with Andrea: Mobile Advertising & MarketingArticle

Various research studies site South Africa as one of the leading countries in terms of mobile penetration (with access growing rapidly thanks to smart phones). It seems though...

Andrea Mitchell 21 Jul 2014

Don't overlook the mobile searcher
Don't overlook the mobile searcherArticle

Forty-five percent of mobile searches are "goal-oriented," and are done with an eye to accumulating information to make a decision or purchase in the near term. The mobile search is an important indicator of buying intent. It increasingly is becoming part of the "last mile," meaning a searcher who goes to mobile to seek out information typically is close to pulling the trigger on an action.

Erika Morphy 23 Apr 2014

Opera Mini popular browser in Zimbabwe
Opera Mini popular browser in ZimbabweArticle

TechZim reports that the use of Opera Mini in Zimbabwe has been increasing while the use of other mobile browsers have been declining over the past two months.

7 Nov 2013

Free access to Wikipedia for Airtel customers
Free access to Wikipedia for Airtel customersArticle

Airtel's customers will now be able to access information available on Wikipedia free of data charges through their mobile phones thanks to a strategic partnership between Airtel and the Wikimedia Foundation.

25 Oct 2013

Kevin Dayton
Real time bidding takes lead in digital advertisingArticle

The digital marketing landscape is a vastly changing one and in recent years we have seen two trends emerge almost simultaneously: real time bidding (RTB) has taken off and completely changed the face of digital advertising, and the rise of mobile has forever altered user interaction with digital content.

Kevin Dayton 22 Nov 2012

2012 AfricaCom Awards shortlist announced
2012 AfricaCom Awards shortlist announcedArticle

The AfricaCom Awards, which acknowledges the growth and importance of the telecoms and digital sectors across the African continent, is set to take place during the 2012 AfricaCom conference taking place from 13-15 November at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC), South Africa, under the theme 'Reaching the Next Frontier for Growth'. The shortlist of contenders for the 2012 AfricaCom Awards have been released.

15 Oct 2012

From bricks to clicks: Which retailers are carving out space in the m-commerce market?
From bricks to clicks: Which retailers are carving out space in the m-commerce market?Article

RESTON, US: comScore, Inc, a leader in measuring the digital world, today released a study on US smartphone shopping behavior based on data from its comScore Mobile Metrix 2.0 service.

20 Sep 2012

Countdown to Content Conference Hamburg begins
Countdown to Content Conference Hamburg beginsArticle

HAMBURG, GERMANY: The digital entertainment content provider Mondia Media presents, in cooperation with BITKOM and Hamburg@work, the first Content Conference Hamburg. The new format is a one-day conference with great industry-renowned speakers, inspiring impulse presentations and lively panel discussions on an international expert level.

21 Aug 2012

Where traditional and digital meet in the mobile space
Where traditional and digital meet in the mobile spaceArticle

It is funny to me that the future of traditional advertising is digital. Where people believe that digital will someday kill traditional media, I believe that digital is in fact its saviour. With the fast adoption of smartphones, wireless internet and other mobile devices, the emergence of traditional and digital is most certainly happening in the mobile space.

Clinton Young 28 Jun 2012

comScore introduces Mobile Metrix 2.0
comScore introduces Mobile Metrix 2.0Article

RESTON, US: comScore, Inc has announced the US launch of Mobile Metrix® 2.0, its next generation mobile behavioural measurement service. Mobile Metrix 2.0 brings comScore's Unified Digital Measurement to smartphone devices, combining passive on-device measurement with census-level data to provide one of the most accurate and detailed views into actual US mobile media usage across apps and mobile browsing.

9 May 2012

Smartphones take lead over feature phones
Smartphones take lead over feature phonesArticle

TOKYO, JAPAN: comScore, Inc has released data from the comScore MobiLens service, reporting key trends in the Japan mobile phone industry during the three-month average period ending February 2012.

25 Apr 2012

Walter Wafula
Ugandans get free access to WikipediaArticle

Ugandans who subscribe to Orange Uganda's network can now access Wikipedia for free, according to the company publicist, Patience Tindyebwa.

Walter Wafula 4 Apr 2012

160 million users pay smarter with InMobi and Opera
160 million users pay smarter with InMobi and OperaArticle

SAN MATEO, US: InMobi SmartPay and Opera Software have announced their partnership to bring InMobi's SmartPay mobile payment platform to Opera's more than 160 million mobile browser users worldwide.

28 Feb 2012

comScore releases 2012 Mobile Future in Focus report
comScore releases 2012 Mobile Future in Focus reportArticle

RESTON, US: comScore, Inc has released the 2012 Mobile Future in Focus report. This annual report examines the mobile and connected device landscape, covering several mobile markets measured by comScore.

24 Feb 2012

5 insights we got from Uganda's mobile infographic
5 insights we got from Uganda's mobile infographicArticle

A revealing infographic created by Hub Research, which documents the mobile infrastructure in Uganda, is throwing up some interesting insights about mobile use in Africa.

Staff Reporter 19 Jan 2012

EU5: Mobile social networking audience up 44%
EU5: Mobile social networking audience up 44%Article

LONDON, UK: comScore, Inc has released an overview of mobile social media usage across the five leading European markets (France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom) from the comScore MobiLens service.

22 Nov 2011

Mobile banking app usage in the US up 45% from Q4 2010
Mobile banking app usage in the US up 45% from Q4 2010Article

RESTON, US: comScore, Inc has released an analysis of mobile financial services usage in the US showing that 32.5 million Americans accessed mobile banking information on their devices at the end of Q2 2011 in June, representing 13.9% of all mobile users.

31 Oct 2011

Android and Apple: different phones, different habits
Android and Apple: different phones, different habitsArticle

OSLO, NORWAY: Did you know that users of Android phones are more likely to be active on music websites than iPhone owners? Or, that users of older, pre-smartphones are the most active social web users? These stats and more were revealed in this month's State of the Mobile Web report, published by web browser company Opera Software.

31 Oct 2011

US social networking on-the-go
US social networking on-the-goArticle

RESTON, US:- comScore, Inc has released results of a study on mobile social media usage based on data from its comScore MobiLens service, which showed that 72.2 million Americans accessed social networking sites or blogs on their mobile device in August 2011, an increase of 37% in the past year.

21 Oct 2011

Mobile, video emerge as significant online ad platforms in UK
Mobile, video emerge as significant online ad platforms in UKArticle

LONDON, UK: comScore, Inc has released an analysis of the online advertising market in the United Kingdom across the general population of fixed line Internet users, online video viewers and smartphone users. Among its findings, the analysis shows mobile and video advertising gaining traction in reaching a sizeable percentage of the total audience.

5 Sep 2011

UK mobile retail access via smartphone grows in past year
UK mobile retail access via smartphone grows in past yearArticle

LONDON, UK: comScore, Inc has released data from the comScore MobiLens service showing that 13.5 million users across the five leading European markets (France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the UK), accounting for 5.8% of all mobile subscribers, accessed online retail sites in the three month average period ending May 2011.

2 Aug 2011

US mobile map audience grows 39%
US mobile map audience grows 39%Article

RESTON, US: comScore, Inc, a leader in measuring the digital world, has released results of a US study of mobile map usage based on data from its comScore MobiLens service.

19 Jul 2011

TV, fixed Internet top information sources in Japan following disaster
TV, fixed Internet top information sources in Japan following disasterArticle

TOKYO, JAPAN: comScore, Inc has released a study on the use of various Japanese media sources in the aftermath of the March earthquake and tsunami disaster based on data from the comScore MobiLens and comScore Media Metrix services. The study found that the largest percentage of people (83%) identified television to be very important as an information source after the disaster, followed by fixed Internet (72%), radio broadcasts (66%) and mobile phones (49%).

9 Jun 2011

Number of US mobile display advertisers more than doubles
Number of US mobile display advertisers more than doublesArticle

RESTON, US: comScore, Inc has released results of a US study on mobile advertising, which found that the number of advertisers using mobile display ad campaigns has more than doubled in the past two years, with mobile content and publishing accounting for half of all products advertised on mobile devices.

8 Jun 2011

comScore launches mobile measurement in Canada
comScore launches mobile measurement in CanadaArticle

TORONTO, CANADA: comScore, Inc has announced the introduction of its syndicated mobile measurement service, comScore MobiLens, in Canada. MobiLens offers insights into mobile consumers' demographics, behaviours, and device attributes and capabilities, to provide a comprehensive picture of the mobile market.

2 Jun 2011

Small world on small screens
Small world on small screensArticle

OSLO, NORWAY: There is no doubt that social media is king of the mobile phone. Fresh results from the Opera State of the Mobile Web report reveal that the social component is dominant in the surfing habits of the top 20 mobile-surfing countries.

26 May 2011

Nigeria takes SA seat at Opera
Nigeria takes SA seat at OperaArticle

OSLO, NORWAY / LAGOS, NIGERIA, JOHANNESBURG, SA: Nigeria has unseated South Africa as the country in Africa with the highest number of users on the Opera Mini mobile browser, according to the latest State of the Mobile Web report issued 19 April 2011 by Opera Software.

20 Apr 2011

Opera into new aria - reaches (another) 100 million users
Opera into new aria - reaches (another) 100 million usersArticle

OSLO, NORWAY: Opera Software today tinkered in its giant statistics machine and found that Opera Mini reached 100 million monthly users in March and two billion daily page views - new peaks for what's claimed to be the world's most used mobile browser.

11 Apr 2011

US mobile financial account usage surges
US mobile financial account usage surgesArticle

RESTON, US: comScore, Inc, a leader in measuring the digital world, has released the latest insights on the state of the mobile financial services market from its quarterly Mobile Financial Advisor report.

30 Mar 2011

BuzzCity, BOLTT to provide mobile ad content in AfricaArticle

Mobile browser, BOLTT has signed an agreement with BuzzCity, a mobile media company that offers access to a global advertising network on the mobile internet. The partnership will see the mobile browser delivering mobile advertising content to its users.

17 Aug 2010

Indonesia, Brazil and Venezuela lead global surge in Twitter usage
Indonesia, Brazil and Venezuela lead global surge in Twitter usageArticle

RESTON, US: Global audience to Twitter.com doubles in past year, as Latin American audience grows fourfold.

16 Aug 2010

Opera Mini for Vodafone EMEA customersArticle

OSLO, NORWAY & BARCELONA, SPAIN: Vodafone signed an agreement with Opera Software earlier this week to develop a custom-made version of the Opera Mini mobile browser to be made available in Vodafone markets across Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Africa.

20 Feb 2009

21% increase in African mobile web traffic - AdMob
21% increase in African mobile web traffic - AdMobArticle

SAN MATEO: AdMob last week released its July Mobile Metrics Report, which focuses on increasing usage of the mobile web in Africa and worldwide mobile browser marketshare. According to the report, there has been a 21% increase in traffic since the company began tracking the Africa market in Q1 2008.

22 Aug 2008

Jump Shopping goes mobileArticle

South African online shopping search engine Jump Shopping recently launched a mobile offering of its popular search engine Jump.co.za, believed to be a first for the SA mobile community.

21 Jun 2007

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